• dump gold for bitcoin
    Bitcoin,  Regulation

    CCB International Securities dumps gold for bitcoin

    Mark Jolley said that the Hong-Kong-based asset management firm sold one-third of its gold for bitcoin, despite being owned by China Construction Bank, a giant in bitcoin-banning China

    Jolley suggested that a bitcoin allocation belongs in all portfolios, after suggesting that the United States dollar will see significant inflation next year. “We normally have a 15% allocation [...] to gold, bitcoin will come in and replace some of that gold allocation. I’ve set it at 5%," he said.

  • Ripple Garlinghouse come out swinging SEC XRP
    Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Ripple,  XRP

    Ripple, Garlinghouse come out swinging at SEC’s XRP lawsuit

    Saying it is fighting for the entire crypto industry, Ripple and its CEO responded aggressively to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s claim that XRP is an unregistered security they sold illegally

    Rather than the accommodating tone most companies take when sued by the SEC, Ripple, Garlinghouse, and Larsen have come out the door swinging, accusing the agency of legislating by litigation and promising to fight the charges vigorously on behalf of both themselves and the larger cryptocurrency industry.

  • China second digital yuan lottery
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Regulation

    China launches second lottery to test digital yuan

    China’s central bank will repeat its $1.5 million “red envelope” central bank digital currency program in Suzhou, following the successful run in Shenzhen

    The Shenzhen test acted as both a stress test and a marketing initiative. The City government gave away $1.5 million to 50,000 randomly selected citizens, who each received 200 yuan—about $30—usable at any of the 4,000 merchants who accept the digital yuan. The Suzhou test will include important new features that did not factor into the Shenzhen trials, most notably the ability to pay while offline.

  • Huobi purchase Bitflyer bithumb
    Politics,  Regulation

    Is China’s top crypto exchange Huobi looking to acquire South Korea’s and Japan’s top exchanges?

    A reporter suggests that Huobi is willing to acquire Japan’s largest exchange Bitflyer and Korea’s largest exchange Bithumb, but an investigation has put the deals on hold

    The acquisition of the two competitors would make Huobi one of the most powerful firms in crypto, considering that according to CoinMarketCap data Huobi is already the second most liquid cryptocurrency spot exchange. Bitflyer, on the other hand, is the seventh, and Bithumb the fifth.